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Popoluca (Popoloca)

Popoluca is a Mixe-Zoquean language of Mexico, spoken by more than 30,000 people in the state of Veracruz. Actually there are four Popoluca languages, which are not mutually intelligible: Sierra (Serrano) and Texistepec Popoluca are more closely related to Zoque, and Oluta and Sayula Popoluca are more closely related to Mixe. Texistepec and Oluta are seriously endangered languages with primarily elderly speakers remaining, but Sayula and Sierra Populuca are still being learned by children in Veracruz today.

Popoluca Language Resources

Oluta Popoluca * Sayula Popoluca * Sierra Popoluca * Texistepec Popoluca
     Our lists of vocabulary words in Popoluca languages, with comparison to words in other Mixe-Zoque languages.
Popoluca de Sayula
     Vocabulary and grammatical notes on Sayula Popoluca. Page in Spanish.
Popoluca Oluta Orthography * Popoluca Sayula Orthography * Popoluca Oluta Phonology * Popoluca Sayula Grammar * Popoluca Oluta Grammar
    Popoluca Indian Map:
    Scanned-in Popoluca language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Popoluca Placenames
     Chart of indigenous Popoluca and Zoque place names in Mexico.
Highland Popoluca * Sayula Popoluca * Texistepec Popoluca * Oluta Popoluca
     Demographic information about the Popoluca languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
The Popolucas
     Article about Popoluca culture and history.
Sayula Popoluca Texts
     Book of Popoluca traditional stories for sale online, in Popoluca with English translation.



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